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Sassy Librarian

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Sassy Librarian Blouse taught by Christine Haynes

Demure, but alluring. Sophisticated, yet sweet and easy to make! Christine Haynes shows you how to take one top in eight pretty directions.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton

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What are you most proud of? Making a muslin and continuing to learn how to alter patterns and garments to get the right fit (shortening the front and back waist, decreasing the fullness in the bust).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I am petite with a short waist, so making a muslin proved to be very helpful. I used 100% cotton, but now I feel inspired to make it out of other fabrics as well. I decided not to have contrasting fabric on the sleeve bands or bow so that the shirt looked a little more dressy and work appropriate and I'm happy with the results. Also, I purchased vintage pearl buttons which I think stand out a bit more with the simple fabric choice.

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The pearl buttons are beautiful! Make it look really expensive! Can't believe this was your first blouse!

11/23/2012 Flag

Are the 2 projects posted your first sewing projects? They are both exquisite!!! Your work is really inspiring!

03/14/2013 Flag

Thank you! They are my first garments (following the standard pillow case, wallet and bag I made in a beginning sewing class).

03/15/2013 Flag

Beautiful 40s look.

01/11/2014 Flag

i love your fabric &button choice so nice!

12/06/2015 Flag

Very cute

01/08/2016 Flag
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